Tag Archives: Clinical Research

Alumni Posting >> Axel Lab Tech Positions at Columbia University Medical Center

This position is brought to you by recent grad, Eliza Jaeger. Highly interested candidates can email Eliza directly instead of applying through the Columbia job portal. Eliza works at Axel Lab where they work with both fly and mouse models of behavior, and they primarily study the neuroscience of olfaction. You can read more about the lab at: axellab.columbia.edu. The lab is looking for new technicians this year. If you’re a neuroscience graduate who might be interested, reach out to Eliza.

Applications Now Open: Neuroscience Research Tech Recruitment Program

Applications Are Now Open

The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health seeks to provide the opportunity for talented graduates to gain valuable research experience. Neuroscientists at NYU are members of an intellectually stimulating, collegial environment, equipped with state-of-the-art resources, in the heart of Manhattan. Current research topics cover a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience.

The application includes:

  1. CV
  2. a 1-page statement of interest
  3. contact information for 2 references

Click here to apply. Positions begin Summer 2018. Applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis. The final day to submit applications is March 30, 2018. Selected applicants will be matched with Faculty members who have complimentary research interests and will be invited to interview for the position.

Columbia University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept Info Session and 2-Year Research Opportunities FRIDAY 1/19

Friday, January 19 at 12:15 in the ADK Library

Come meet with Ariana Mills ’17 to hear about her job as a research assistant (RA) in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Columbia University Medical Center and available positions in her department.

This is a highly unique position, ideal for candidates who are taking time off between college and medical school. RAs have four major responsibilities which include:

  • transplant call
  • tissue call
  • consent call
  • databasing

RAs participate in heart and lung organ procurements for transplant surgeries at Columbia. RAs pack the relevant supplies for the procuring surgeons, fly or drive with the surgeons to the donor hospital, perfuse the organ with preservation solution, and deliver the organ back to the recipient OR at Columbia. On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research, as well as obtain consent from these patients to use their tissue for research. RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research project. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is hiring for multiple new RA positions and we invite you come learn about these exceptional opportunities.

Alumni: Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant

Dannon, as part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant. Dannon will award two $25,000 grants. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying yogurt, probiotics and the gut microbiome’s role in promoting human health (the “Field”). Examples may include the role of yogurt or other nutrients from yogurt, probiotics, or fermented dairy products on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health. Topics may also include factors, such as foods or nutrients, that influence the gut microbiome. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion. It will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics during 2018.

Each candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an incoming or current, full-time enrolled graduate student, at least 18 years of age, studying in the Field (as defined above) during the 2017-2018 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution.
  • Be in good standing in the college or university, as well as major program of study. Confirmation letter from department chair, dean or institution’s graduate studies, registrar or admissions office required.
  • Be a current U.S. citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required). Acceptable documents include copy of the student’s passport or green card.
  • Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period (December 5, 2017 – February 15, 2018).
    • Submit written essays (questions provided below)
    • Submit an official transcript
    • Submit a CV/Resume
    • Two letters of recommendations received from faculty members or advisors by February 25, 2018
  • Funds must be utilized in 2018.

Interested? Apply here.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is Hiring!

Check out their postings in Handshake:

  1. Laboratory Coordinator – We are a clinical research group investigating potential biomarkers to help physicians better diagnose and treat kidney conditions such as acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The lab coordinator will work with our research team to assist in the efforts of multiple ongoing studies. Typical duties for the lab coordinator may include collecting and processing biological specimens, overseeing collaboration efforts with research teams around the world, as well as managing and analyzing data. This is a full-time position with a two-year commitment required. The principal investigators for our studies are Drs. Sushrut Waikar, Finnian McCausland, and David Leaf. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduating senior looking to take two years to work before applying to graduate or medical school.
  2. Clinical Research Coordinator – We are a clinical research group investigating potential biomarkers to help physicians better diagnose and treat kidney conditions such as acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The clinical research coordinator will work with our research team to assist in the efforts of multiple ongoing studies. Typical duties for the clinical research coordinator may include consenting patients, managing clinical information databases, and generating IRB submissions. This is a full-time position with a two-year commitment required. The principal investigators for our studies are Drs. Sushrut Waikar, Finnian McCausland, and David Leaf. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduating senior looking to take two years to work before applying to graduate or medical school.

Seventh Annual New England Science Symposium – deadline to submit abstracts 1/4/18

The deadline to submit abstracts:  January 4, 2018.

There is no registration fee for this symposium, but pre-registration is required.

To submit abstracts or to register: http://www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org

Conference is: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, promotes careers in biomedical sciences. NESS provides a forum for postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical
and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Harvard Medical School

The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2018 graduates) with a background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 11, 2018.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic neuroimaging research activities within the program. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC would be responsible for monitoring of pace and progress of the study. Serve as a main contact for study participants. Ensure that all components of the participants’ assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake!